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01-15-2013, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by CloutierForVezina View Post
Is he really that awful now, or has he been snake bitten?

His minutes have been drastically reduced and his shooting percentage went way down from his career average. It is possible he's simply not an NHL-quality player anymore and he doesn't fit anywhere, even on a team's fourth line. But, from watching him and looking at his stats, I think it's more likely a combination of factors that have made him look worse than he is, the largest being the fact he was eating up $7.5M of a team's cap before.

Not expecting him to return to a 60p pace but I think he can still be a more-than-serviceable 40p player in the right role.
Brodeur said it best, "He needs structure."

He has the skill and vision to still play. Not sure he has the will, though.

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